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Add 8/6 and 5/9

1st number: 1 2/6, 2nd number: 5/9

8/6 + 5/9 is 17/9.

Steps for adding fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    8/6 = 8 × 3/6 × 3 = 24/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    5/9 = 5 × 2/9 × 2 = 10/18
  4. Add the two fractions:
    24/18 + 10/18 = 24 + 10/18 = 34/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/9
  6. In mixed form: 18/9

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